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Some Wagner Caricatures

No plundering politican (sic) or money-grubbing trust magnate has ever been more cartooned than was Richard Wagner. The four given here are selected from dozens published in Julien's famous biography.
 
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WAGNER IN THE NIBELUNGEN RING.
The whole world prostrate at his feet. (From a German cartoon published in 1876.)
 
 
 
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WAGNER ON THIN ICE.
The Munich "Punch" is represented saying to him: "Look out; if you carry your head so high you will fall into the hole. (1865).
 
 
 
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RICHARD WAGNER IN HEAVEN.
Richard Wagner, addressing the Angels: "A very pretty welcome, my dear angels, but without kettledrums and trombones you can never produce an effect." ("Kikeriki" of Vienna, Feb. 18,1883.)
 
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WAGNER CONDUCTING.
(From an English caricature published in 1877.)

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